We all know that you shouldn’t drive your car without the right insurance, but what we might not consider is how important it can be to have the right insurance when transporting your vehicle. When your automobile is loaded onto the transport truck there can be uncertainties that lay in the road ahead and if you haven’t double checked with your auto shipping company’s policies, you could be left footing the bill for scratches, dents or worse.
Auto Transport Insurance
Most Auto Transport companies carry the insurance required to cover any damage that may occur during transport (and in the majority of cases, transported cars arrive at their destination in excellent condition). However, as with any kind of insurance, there can be lots of stipulations. At Best Price Auto Shipping our associated companies are all fully licensed bonded and insured but for added peace of mind we provided you with a few brief recommendations.
Before you decide on which auto shipping company to use, ask the companies you’re interested in for their insurance certificate. They’re all required by law to have one. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about their policies as well. Like “Will my car be covered for any damage that occurs during shipping?” Or “Will I be required to pay a deductible?” Be sure to have any promises or assurances out in writing by the auto transport company.
It is also a good idea to call your auto insurance company or agent and check into the specifics of what your insurance will cover during transport. Make sure to ask if the coverage the same while the automobile’s being shipped and if you have to provide the company with any prior notification to the vehicle being transported.
Prior to handing over your keys to the auto transport company, be sure to empty your car of any and all personal belongings. There are a number of reasons for this: First, most transport companies’ insurance will not cover any personal objects in the car, should they end up damaged. Second, the any objects inside the car could potentially move around and damage the interior. Chances are neither kind of damage will be covered by the auto transporter’s insurance.
Making sure your car is fully protected with insurance can be a tedious process, but there’s no substitute for making sure your auto transport insurance is set up correctly. To get the process started, fill out our quote form above for 10 free auto transport quotes from fully licensed bonded and insured auto transport companies.